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Red Sox acquire Minor League left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor from D-backs

The Boston Red Sox today acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor from the Arizona Diamondbacks, completing the March 24 trade for infielder Deven Marrero.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

The Boston Red Sox today acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Josh Taylor from the Arizona Diamondbacks, completing the March 24 trade for infielder Deven Marrero.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Taylor, 25, has been assigned to Double-A Portland. In 14 appearances-all in relief-for High-A Visalia this season, the left-hander went 1-2 with five saves, a 2.81 ERA (5 ER/16.0 IP), five walks, and 20 strikeouts. He has held left-handed hitters to a .125 batting average (2-for-16) with zero walks and extra-base hits, and in 13 of his 14 outings he recorded at least one strikeout. Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a non-drafted free agent in August 2014, Taylor has appeared in 101 minor league games (62 starts) between the Phillies and Diamondbacks organizations, going 20-28 with a 4.55 ERA (194 ER/383.1 IP).

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